Posted: Thu 23rd Mar 2017

Tailored Help For New Business

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017

Newport City Council and Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) run a joint grant scheme to help new businesses. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cazanofa Tailors in Commercial Road is the latest venture to benefit from the Kickstart programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gamar Timan, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the trade, runs the traditional tailors where he undertakes both alterations and makes bespoke suits and dresses. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He began trading last year after he spotted a gap in the market for his skills in the Pill area. The start-up business grant he received was used to buy specialist sewing machines. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor John Richards, Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Investment, said: “It’s great to see new businesses setting up in our city and fantastic that UKSE, working in partnership with the council, is able to give a helping hand to some of our enterprising residents.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Martin Palmer, investment executive with UKSE, said: “We are delighted to provide support for this new venture which is serving to retain traditional skills and create jobs in the area for the benefit of the people of Newport.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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